From MPD:

“On today’s date, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at approximately, 0530 hours, Fifth District officers and the members of the Fire Department were dispatched to 1200 Block of Holbrook Terrace NE, for a fire. Members of the Fire Department located the fire and upon extinguishing it discovered a body. MPD members immediately secured the scene for further investigation. The victim was transported to Medical Examiner’s office. The case is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch.

Anyone with information please call out TIP LINE at 202-727-9099 or TEXT 50411. If you saw something, please say something.”


A reader reports:

“Major house fire this afternoon on Madison between 16th and 14th. Never saw flames but tons of smoke coming out of every window. Firefighters cut holes in the roof. Unsure if anyone hurt or how it started.”

@IAFF36 tweeted:

“Update 1400 block Madison St NW fire in the basement is out. Firefighters still checking for extension in the walls on floors above”




From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have identified a decedent from the local fire that took place in the 1600 block of Riggs Road, Northwest on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

The decedent has been identified as 24 year-old Michael Patrick McLoughlin of Northwest, Washington, DC.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have identified a second decedent from the local fire that took place in the 1600 block of Riggs Road, Northwest on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

The second decedent has been identified as 25 year-old Nina May Brekelmans of Northwest, DC. An adult male decedent was previously identified in this case.”

Update from a reader:

“The ‘fire’ was smoke at the Harris Teeter. I just talked to a store manager. The store is closed pending health department inspection. No idea when it will reopen.”

From @dcfireems:

“Report of fire: 1600blk of Kalorama Rd NW – Units enroute. #dctraffic #movetotherightdc”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Traffic Advisory/Building Fire reported in the 1600 blk of Kalorama Rd NW/Street Closures on Kalorama Rd NW btwn 16th & 17th St NW/”


Thanks to all who tweeted and emailed about the terrible fire in Dupont early this morning.

“Massive event at 17th and Riggs NW. Lots of smoke, Eric. Hear loud chain saw. Hope everyone is okay.”

“@dcfireems working hard to put out house fire 1600 block of Riggs NW. Apparently 2 injured so far”

“Multiple fire trucks, ambulances, and police on Riggs at 16th St NW”


“2 alarm fire next my apt. last night on Riggs street, NW cores out a row house killing two. Others hurt”

From @dcfireems:

“UPDATE: 2 alarm fire. 1600blk of Riggs Pl NW. fire knocked down. 2 pts P1; 2 pts P2; 2 FFs w/minor inj. 6 pts total.”

Fox 5 reports:

“Sources tell FOX 5 two bodies pulled from the third floor were a male and a female. One person was found in the bedroom and the other in the hallway.”

Updates when more is known.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the deaths of four people in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive, NW.

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, just before 1:30 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) responded to a residence for the report of a fire in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive, NW. While extinguishing the fire, four people – three adults and a juvenile – were discovered inside. The occupants have been confirmed deceased. At this time, the decedent’s identities have not been confirmed.

The case is being investigated by members of the MPD Major Case Squad, with assistance from the Arson and Explosives Task Force. The Task Force includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Police are asking that anyone with information on this case or anyone who saw a blue 2008 Porsche bearing DC tags DK2418, on May 14, 2015 between 10:30 am and 5:30 pm, to contact police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted photos to @PoPville around 8:15am. @IAFF36 tweets “firefighters quickly extinguish this 9th floor fire in the 1300 Blk of 7th street”.

From @dcfireems:

“UPDATE: Fire 1300blk of 7th St NW. 4 pts transported. 1 FF P1. 1FF and 2 pts serious non-life threatening.”